Tooth loss can take place during any phase of life but, as an adult, it will most likely make you feel uncomfortable about your appearance. Missing teeth can also cause discomfort as the ability to speak properly and chew food gets compromised. In addition, it can affect your facial appearance and make you look older.
At All Smile Dental in Turlock, California, and Modesto, California, Dr. Singh offers dentures as a convenient and affordable solution to restore the aesthetics of your smile. We provide various denture solutions to help our patients regain their confidence, smile, and oral functionality.
What Are Dentures?
A denture is an artificial tooth restoration that can replace a set or an entire arch of missing teeth. Along with many other benefits, they are more economical than dental implants and do not require any surgical intervention.
Dentures will give you a functional, comfortable, and appealing set of teeth.
Dr. Singh recommends complete dentures when a patient is missing all their natural teeth, and partial dentures when only a few teeth are missing. These restorations can be specifically customized for each patient's needs, and our dentist, Dr. Singh, will help you choose the option that works best for you.
Types of Dentures
A full or complete denture is a removable prosthetic appliance that can substitute all the missing teeth of the upper or lower mouth arch. If the patient has any damaged teeth remaining, they will be removed before placing the dentures.
Complete dentures are comfortable, require limited dietary restrictions, prevent jawbone loss, and improve your overall oral health.
A partial denture is a removable dental appliance made of artificial teeth connected with a metal frame that replaces a set of missing teeth. A partial denture prevents existing teeth from drifting into the space created by the missing teeth and also helps you avoid severe oral health issues later on.
How to Care for Dentures?
- After every meal, remove and rinse the dentures
- Do not sleep with the dentures on
- Place the dentures in a container of cool water overnight
- Do not place dentures in hot water; the heat can damage the plastic material
- Visit Dr. Singh if you develop mouth sores, gum irritation, or an infection
- Don't try to adjust the dentures on your own, as you could break them
- Get regular dental checkups to protect your gum health and prevent cavities in the remaining teeth
If you want to know more about dentures, visit All Smile Dental in Turlock and Modesto, California. You can find us at 1647 Countryside Dr, Turlock, CA 95380 and 1100 Carver Rd. #5, Modesto, CA 95350. You can reach us at (209) 409-8839 and (209) 668-3736!